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Cafe Murillo

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Paseo del Prado
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Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, Madrid, Spain
+34 913 69 36 89
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9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Next to The Murillo Entrance of the Prado Museum, is Murillo Café. Our...
Next to The Murillo Entrance of the Prado Museum, is Murillo Café. Our name pays tribute to one of the best known painters of Spain, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, as well as to Spanish tradition and cuisine. We are open for breakfast, with a fine selection of breads and pastries for breakfast. Wonderful brunch on Sundays. Murillo Café offers a menu of traditional tapas and light meals, as well as Mediterranean bistro food from morning until closing time. We offer a selection of Spain's best wine regions and iberian ham, as well al local cheeses. Walking distance from the Ritz Hotel.
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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch

Excellent lunch right opposite the Prado. White asparagus tips to start with a tomato tartare well seasoned. Tuna main - very rare (possibly too rare for some but not me) - with herb potatoes and cherry tomato salad with oriental dipping sauce which was a perfect complement to the (two types of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Chris F
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent lunch right opposite the Prado. White asparagus tips to start with a tomato tartare well seasoned. Tuna main - very rare (possibly too rare for some but not me) - with herb potatoes and cherry tomato salad with oriental dipping sauce which was a perfect complement to the (two types of) sesame seeds which encased the tuna. Attentive service... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

On our first afternoon in Madrid we walked toward the Prado Museum looking for a spot for lunch. The cafe's outdoor tables were full, but we were brought to a cozy inner dining room. They gave us an English menu without asking which made ordering a bit easier, but it would have been better if I'd reviewed more of my... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We arrived too early for seating inside the restaurant but we were able to sit outside and have a full meal. As the restaurant is situated right behind the Prado and across from the park the area was quiet and calm even though we sat outside on the sidewalk. Our server was very attentive and efficient. After tapas for appetizers,... More 

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Columbus
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We ate here after our visit to the Prado museum. Its right now the street and it offers a cozy place for lunch with a lot of locals. They speak some English. We all split pizzas and all very tasty at a great price.

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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A lovely spot close to the Prado Museum and next to the Botanical Gardens .... The terrace is charming (if you can manage to get a table - very popular so reserve ahead if possible). Service a bit odd but generally good and the food was extremely good. The croquetas divine!

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Ibiza, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A wonderful and comfortable place to have a cofffee after having visited the marvellous botanic gardens in Madrid.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The place is nice looking, modern, but not a nice place to eat. The service is terrible, slow and inattentive. The prices in comparison with quality are pathetic, and apparently the only condiments they know of are cheri tomatoes and "cebollin". Not recommended... At all.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It was a little hard to find restaurants open for breakfast across from the Prado where we were staying. This local spot was a good find for a very reasonable breakfast with a somewhat limited menu. But the service and food were both good, and it appears to be more a local, non-touristy spot. It is right behind the Prado... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a delightful intimate Cafe located behind the SE corner of El Prado and a few steps from the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. The dining room has a maximum of 10 dining tables and two "lounging" tables. On our visit we had cerveza and a wonderful cold soup based on tomato with garlic and accompanied by small dishes... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went there for breakfast.., service was a bit slow. Food was good. Grilled Ham and Cheese was excellent. Croissant was the best we've had in Spain. Coffee and the rest was good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighborhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 913 69 36 89

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 34
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Spanish

Description

Next to The Murillo Entrance of the Prado Museum, is Murillo Café. Our name pays tribute to one of the best known painters of Spain, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, as well as to Spanish tradition and cuisine. We are open for breakfast, with a fine selection of breads and pastries for breakfast. Wonderful brunch on Sundays. Murillo Café offers a menu of traditional tapas and light meals, as well as Mediterranean bistro food from morning until closing time. We offer a selection of Spain's best wine regions and iberian ham, as well al local cheeses. Walking distance from the Ritz Hotel.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:00 am

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Staying in Paseo del Prado

Neighborhood Profile
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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